Road Safety News

Camera safety partnership to close

Tuesday 3rd August 2010

The Wiltshire and Swindon Camera Safety Partnership is to close with the loss of 40 posts.

The decision follows a 27% cut in revenue by the DfT.

Patrick Geenty, assistant chief constable and chair of the partnership, said: “This has been a very difficult decision and one that the partners have agonised over because we are of course committed to continuing to improve road safety.

“The statistics for Wiltshire & Swindon show that over the past four years (between January 2006 and the end of December 2009) there was a 33% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads.

“Drivers should not think it is now safe for them to break the law and I want to emphasise that the police will continue to vigorously enforce speed limits across the county and promote safe driving.”

Click here to read the full Wiltshire Police news release.


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